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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

PROCEDURAL RULES 1 TO 34

Rule 20. Copy of Opinion; Nonprecedential Status of Orders.

(1) In each case, the clerk of the supreme court shall distribute without charge to counsel of record for each party one copy of the opinion filed by the court and of the order made.

        (2)  Nonprecedential Status of Orders.  An order disposing of any case that has been briefed but in which no opinion is issued, whether or not oral argument has been held, shall have no precedential value and shall not be cited in any pleadings or rulings in any court in this state; provided, however, that such order may be cited and shall be controlling with respect to issues of claim preclusion, law of the case and similar issues involving the parties or facts of the case in which the order was issued.  See also Rule 12-D(3).

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